Andrew Bird at the State Theatre

12/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Hands of Glory, a companion piece to Andrew Bird’s critically acclaimed fulllength record Break It Yourself, is due October 30 on Mom + Pop Music. The new record is the product of a pair of recording sessions prompted by the overwhelming response to Bird’s “old-time” sets on recent tours. Reinterpreting songs from Break It Yourself and featuring covers of classic country tunes, these performances find Bird and his full band playing to a single microphone with an entirely acoustic setup. Drawing inspiration from these sets, Hands of Glory features a brand new original track, new interpretations of songs from Break It Yourself and covers of the Carter Family, the Handsome Family, Alpha Consumer and others. Produced by Bird, Break It Yourself was recorded at his barn in Western Illinois near the banks of the Mississippi River. Paired with the album’s deluxe CD package is the DVD Here’s What Happened. The thirty-minute performance film was shot at Bird’s barn during the recording of the album and captures the energy of the room in which the new release was conceived. Andrew Bird will be live at the State Theatre on December 17.

Box Office: 1-800-982-2787

805 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-7007

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